Why waste the perfect sunny weather by dining indoors - especially when Vancouver has so many establishments with amazing patios.

One of the best ways to enjoy the sunshine is with great food and drinks, all whilst soaking in as much Vitamin D as possible! Whether you're after a beach or waterfront view, or a rooftop lounge, there are endless choices here in Vancouver.

Here are our top picks for the patios in town you have to hit up this summer!

Anh & Chi

Location: 3388 Main Street, Vancouver

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Combining Vietnamese fare with a vibrant, cultured space to hang out in, Anh & Chi has won multiple awards for not only their food, but their drinks! Vietnamese food is fresh and summery - which is perfect for the upcoming summer months.

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The Boathouse

Location: 1305 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

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There are multiple locations of The Boathouse around town, however the one at Kitsilano offers amazing views off their patio. Nestled on the waterfront of one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, the open-air deck is the perfect spot to people watch.

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Ancora

Location: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver

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Ancora aims to embrace both Peruvian and Japanese cultures - using sustainable seafood to create a menu that West Coasters will love. The open space interior makes it the perfect spot for a weekend lunch, and the outdoor seating is perfect for summer brunch with the girls!

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Banter Room

Location: 1039 Mainland Street, Vancouver

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With a name like Banter Room, you know it's going to be a good time. This place is comfortable, exciting, and cozy - just like hanging out at your best friend's house. They also do happy hour specials daily, and make sure you try their huge Colossal Cocktails with a group of friends!

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6 Degrees Eatery

Location: 1590 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver

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With magnificent views of Coal Harbour and the Northshore, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, or drinks at 6 Degrees Eatery! Whether you want to enjoy the sunshine or watch the sunset, the patio is perfect for the summer.

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Rumpus Room

Location: 2301 Main Street, Vancouver

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If cozy eats such as chicken and waffles, deep fried pickles, and corn dogs is what you're after - you'll love the Rumpus Room. Recently reopened in their new location on Main Street, their patio area will be perfect for casual food and drinks with close friends!

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Reflections Bar

Location: 801 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

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The Garden Terrace at Hotel Georgia's Reflections Bar is absolutely perfect for those summer days, and they offer drinks as well as a variety of light tapas-inspired dishes. If you really want to enjoy the sunshine, this outdoor lounge is the perfect spot!

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Milltown Bar & Grill

Location: 9191 Bentley Street #101, Vancouver

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Milltown Bar & Grill is the only restaurant in the lower Mainland that has two unique waterfront patios - you can either watch the planes land or overlook the Marina!

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D6 Bar and Lounge

Location: 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver

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Located at the Parq Hotel, D6 is a hip, vibrant, and exclusive spot perched above the city, with dramatic views of Vancouver city. They have a dress code in effect and entry is subject to capacity, so get in to this hot spot quick!

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Narrow Lounge

Location: 1898 Main Street, Vancouver

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The Narrow Lounge is the perfect example of a hidden 'hipster' location - they even have a hidden patio out the back! If you're after cheap drinks and a lowkey spot to hang out with your friends this summer, choose the patio at The Narrow Lounge!

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R&B Brewing

Location: 1-54th E 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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R&B Brewing Company is one of the oldest craft breweries in Vancouver, and the delicious food service and casual outdoor seating make it the perfect spot to hang out if you love a good beer.

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The Blind Sparrow

Location: 751 Denman Street, Vancouver

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The Blind Sparrow is great for casual eats with friends, and they have daily happy hour specials - so you know you're in for a good time! They have a great atmosphere and the staff are lovely!

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The Gally Patio & Grill

Location: 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver

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The perfect example of lunch with a view - with one of the best beachfront views in Vancouver! If you love the beach but hate the sand, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a few drinks whilst people watching.

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Dockside

Location: 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver

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Dockside offers one of the best views of the waterfront where Granville faces the city, and is a great spot to enjoy brunch and drinks on a sunny day!

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The Rise Eatery

Location: 3121 Granville Street, Vancouver

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The Rise Eatery offers contemporary Asian eats, and is located in a trendy location on Granville Street. They have a small hidden patio out the back - the perfect spot to enjoy their cocktail libations such as the Seoul of Caesar (a Korean spin on the classic Caesar).

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